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Aug 28, 2014

Media briefs: Strewthwatch … The Age commutes … Diane Sawyer quits …

Bring back James Jeffrey, part 28. To Strewthwatch now, and how's our boy Christian doing this week? Not good, not good. The Kerr ratio -- actual gossip items to stuff

Bring back James Jeffrey, part 28. To Strewthwatch now, and how’s our boy Christian doing this week? Not good, not good. The Kerr ratio — actual gossip items to stuff lifted off the meeja — is running 2.5:20 this week — 1:7 on Monday, 1.5:6 on Tuesday, and 0.5:7 on Wednesday. Monday was a police blotter item, Tuesday was Clive Palmer’s flight plan, sent to all meeja, and a lame Richard Attenborough joke, and Wednesday told us the Facebook page for Dr Who and the World Health Organisation. The rest was clippings. Yesterday was particularly dire, fishing three items out of Paul Kelly’s new book. Can you not even get a fresh or unpublished anecdote out of your own colleagues? Monday’s Media Diary had more Strewth items than a whole week’s Strewth to date. Still, that’s why Sharri hauls in the average-size bucks. — Guy Rundle

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